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Joe + Kate

Hi! We are Kate and Joe and want to thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Our hope is that through this online profile, you would come to know us and if your heart is moved, you would reach out to learn more!

Hello!

We are Kate and Joe and we are so excited you are taking the time to learn about us and consider us as parents. We have always considered ourselves "family" people and had dreamed of beginning our own family at the onset of our marriage and life together. For several years, we have been anticipating this dream will be fulfilled through adoption and we couldn't be more excited!

We hope that the following paragraphs will speak to you of who we are and help you decide whether we fit within the hopes you have for your baby. If you find that our story touches you, please know we will be available to meet, and share more about our journey and hear about yours.

About Us

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We met in 2006 while serving together in our church. Our relationship began as a friendship with so much fun and laughter. We continued to serve in ministry together for some time, as well as traveled to other countries on missionary trips. In 2013, we were married and began our little family. We have been married for over 6 years and have enjoyed building our life together.

We live a pretty simple life and have a consistent routine throughout the week between work, time with family and friends. We enjoy spending time together, our home, neighborhood and the outdoors. Some of our favorite things to do are travel, go out to eat, spend time with friends, take family walks, and do projects on our house. We also greatly value our faith and time with family. We both have large families full of siblings, nieces and nephews. Our family is very supportive and excited to see us realize our dreams of becoming parents. We know this child will be so cherished and welcomed by so many who are waiting with us!

Kate

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I am a children's social worker. I work with children with disabilities and their families and supervise employees who provide them with 1:1 support. I absolutely love what I do and have been working in social services for 11 years. I enjoy working with people and find every day so adventurous and unexpected. My job is very flexible, and I can create my own schedule. I feel blessed to work from home quite a bit, which is a perfect fit for family life.

In my free time, I love to do creative projects, whether that's refinishing furniture, painting, crafting, sewing, making home decor, or anything DIY. We have an adorable dog and I enjoy taking him for walks in our neighborhood. We live in a charming small New England town, which allows us to enjoy the four seasons.

If I had to choose a favorite day, it would be to do an adventurous activity together as a family, come home, eat Chinese food and snuggle up on the couch to a movie with a fire in the fireplace.

Another thing that I love is traveling. I have been to over 27 countries and 5 out of the 7 continents, traveling on missions' trips and vacations. Joe and I still do quite a bit of traveling, mostly weekend getaways or family vacations. It will be exciting to show our children some of the beautiful places in our world. I also enjoy serving in our church and spending time with friends and families in our community.

Mostly, I am SO excited and cannot wait to experience being a mother! We are very warm and welcoming and love to love people, but can't wait to let that love spill over as parents! I feel at times as though my heart could burst with anticipation and keep myself busy by getting our home and hearts ready to welcome home a little one!

Joe

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I am an Insurance and Financial Advisor with my own Agency. Although I protect many things through my job, my greatest passion is to protect people. I love building relationships that last a lifetime. Because I own my own business, I also have a lot of flexibility and can create my own schedule. It couldn't be more perfect to be available and involved with my family!

I am a Christian, and this is an important part of our lives. My hobbies are reading, writing, and playing golf. One of my favorite things to do is travel with my wife and dog and I can't wait to include a child. I love exploring new places and experiences together. I also look forward to our next adventure, parenthood. My favorite foods are tacos, spaghetti, and most of all, anything on the grill. A perfect day for me would be to wake up and have breakfast with my family, spend time as a family, perhaps a golf outing and then come home to a cookout out on the deck together.

I enjoy being supportive of others, and I'm also very relational and outgoing. I love to get to know people and understand them - their life and their story. I am great at encouraging people to become who they aspire to be.

I have wanted to be a father since I was a little boy. I used to pray to God when I was young and ask him for a wife, a home, a son and a daughter. Since my wife and I have been married, I have wished deeply to have children and establish a family life together. I am very excited to welcome a child into our family and see my deepest desire to be a father become a reality.

Our Dog And Home

Our current joy is our two-year old Golden Retriever named, Phineas. He is the silliest dog with so much personality that you would question if he's truly a dog sometimes. Phineas would chase after balls and play in water every moment of his life he could. He absolutely loves children. He is also very gentle, tender and in our opinion, the greatest family dog in the world.

Our home is a raised ranch style house with an extra big back yard. We have a living room with a fireplace upstairs which is very cozy in the winter. It's very relaxing to watch the snow fall and feel all snug on a cold winter day. We have a family room downstairs with lots of room to be a playroom. Our home has a large kitchen where we tend to spend lots of time. Our plan is take one of our bedrooms and turn it into the perfect nursery when the time is right.

Our Promise To You

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Our promise to you is to love your child unconditionally in every way and to raise them with kindness and respect. We want to instill these values in our children and teach them to show the same respect and love to others. We will make every effort to raise your child to be honest and lead a life of good character. Our hope is that they will grow up with confidence and peace in who they are. We promise to always honor you and share of your selfless love. And raise them with the love, encouragement and support that empowers them to become all that they are meant to be.

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and consider us as parents! We are excited for what the future holds and the possibility that it includes you and your baby! Our prayers and deepest love and respect are with you in this time of decision.

~Kate and Joe

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